Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
101. Dorothy Parker poet A Very Short Song by Dorothy Parker
Once, when I was young and true,
Someone left me sad-
7.23 23
102. John Clare poet First Love by John Clare
I ne'er was struck before that hour
With love so sudden and so sweet,
7.90 27
103. Octavio Paz poet No More Clichés by Octavio Paz
Beautiful face
That like a daisy opens its petals to the sun
7.91 27
104. Khalil Gibran poet A Lover's Call Xxvii by Khalil Gibran
Where are you, my beloved? Are you in that little
Paradise, watering the flowers who look upon you
7.03 18
105. Walter de la Mare poet Silver by Walter de la Mare
Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon;
7.80 24
106. Christina Georgina Rossetti poet Echo by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Come to me in the silence of the night;
Come in the speaking silence of a dream;
6.66 26
107. Gwendolyn Brooks poet The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks
Abortions will not let you forget.
You remember the children you got that you did not get,
7.99 17
108. Henry David Thoreau poet Friendship by Henry David Thoreau
I think awhile of Love, and while I think,
Love is to me a world,
7.30 33
109. James Henry Leigh Hunt poet Abou Ben Adhem by James Henry Leigh Hunt
Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,
8.24 35
110. Margaret Atwood poet A Sad Child by Margaret Atwood
You're sad because you're sad.
It's psychic. It's the age. It's chemical.
7.50 18
111. Theodore Roethke poet My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke
The whiskey on your breath
Could make a small boy dizzy;
7.64 20
112. Edmund Spenser poet My Love Is Like To Ice by Edmund Spenser
My love is like to ice, and I to fire:
How comes it then that this her cold so great
6.03 28
113. Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR poet ' Emeralds And Black Diamonds... by Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR Gold Star - 37,505 Points
Lie down lass, lie down, in sage green meadows
Your blouse flouncing open, in the teasing breeze
6.45 69
114. Michael Rosen poet Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen
I love chocolate cake.
And when I was a boy
7.84 16
115. Paul Laurence Dunbar poet Life's Tragedy by Paul Laurence Dunbar
It may be misery not to sing at all,
And to go silent through the brimming day;
7.45 26
116. Stevie Smith poet Not Waving But Drowning by Stevie Smith
Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
8.31 21
117. Samuel Taylor Coleridge poet Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree :
7.62 17
118. William Carlos Williams poet This Is Just To Say by William Carlos Williams
I have eaten
the plums
6.87 14
119. Alfred Lord Tennyson poet Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson
It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
7.05 21
120. Thomas Hardy poet "I Said To Love" by Thomas Hardy
I said to Love,
"It is not now as in old days
6.10 21
121. Christopher Marlowe poet The Passionate Shepherd To His Love by Christopher Marlowe
Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
6.43 33
122. Li Po poet Alone And Drinking Under The Moon by Li Po
Amongst the flowers I
am alone with my pot of wine
6.45 35
123. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poet A Gleam Of Sunshine by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This is the place. Stand still, my steed,
Let me review the scene,
6.09 16
124. Charlotte Brontë poet Life by Charlotte Brontë
LIFE, believe, is not a dream
So dark as sages say;
7.37 25
125. Chinedu Dike poet Mandela - The Immortal Icon by Chinedu Dike Gold Star - 24,972 Points
The Peace Warrior Of Mzansi, among heroes - A Colossus!
Sun Of The Nation; A rare gift of Providence.
8.87 489
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